Rodon, T., Nachet, L., Krolik, C. and Palliser, T., (2021) “Building Energy Sovereignty through Community-Based Projects in Nunavik”, Sustainability, 13(16), 9061. [online].
Inuit communities in Canada are overwhelmingly dependent on expensive and polluting local diesel-powered generators for electricity production. This article seeks to understand the legal and political obstacles relative to the development of renewable energy in Nunavik, Québec’s Inuit territory.
Keywords: arctic; energy sovereignty; indigenous; Inuit; Nunavik; remote communities; renewable energy; sustainable development.
This book traces the political journey toward self-governance taken by three predominantly Inuit regions over the past forty years: Nunavik, the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and Nunatsiavut. Gary Wilson, Christopher Alcantara, and Thierry Rodon investigate their internal dynamics and their relationships with other levels of government.
In this chapter, Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon focus on the implementation of free, prior and informed consent in the Canadian context. It's published in the book The Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America (2019).
This chapter, written by Thierry Rodon and Martin Papillon, provides an overview of the Canadian government (2015-2019) on its promises and achievements on Aboriginal issues. It is published in the book Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government (2019).
Building on two case studies, a mining policy adopted by the Cree Nation of James Bay and a community-driven impact assessment process established by the Squamish Nation, Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon demonstrate in this article how Indigenous-driven mechanisms can be powerful instruments to shape how fpic is defined and translated in practice.
This book provides a critical look at Canada's Aboriginal policies that will allow us to see the political and social advances made by Aboriginal peoples over the past decades, but also the limits imposed by the Canadian state, which are all aporias. . *In French only
This report focus on the different drivers of regional changes in the the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region, notably the climate, environmental and human factors. Thierry Rodon contributed to the chapters related to socio-economic and educational issues
This chapter, written by Thierry Rodon and Jean-Olivier Roy, provides an overview of the Couillard government's promises and achievements regarding the Northern Plan. It's published in the book Bilan du gouvernement de Philippe Couillard : 158 promesses et un mandat contrasté (2018).
In this article,Thierry Rodon et Aude Therrien compare the socio-economic conditions of different regions in northern Quebec, including their institutional development, and develop an analysis of the different development models for the North that are promoted by the various actors. This analysis is based on the nation-building approach developed by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.
In this paper, Thierry Rodon analyzes how local and regional initiatives (Midwifery Program, Childcare, Preparation for Post-Secondary Education, Nunavik Parks) contribute to the sustainable development of Nunavik.
In the chapter "Offshore Development and Inuit Rights in Inuit Nunangat", Thierry Rodon analyzes the Inuit community of Clyde River and their mayor Jerry Natanine’s resistance to seismic testing in the sea within their region. This struggle is built upon the implementation of the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent and shows Inuit’s willingness to regain control on their territory.
This report, written by Thierry Rodon and Martin Papillon, addresses the potential role of the federal environmental assessment process in
implementing the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Indigenous Consent (FPIC).
Thierry Rodon wrote the chapter «Inuit Diplomacy: Reframing the Arctic Spaces and Narratives» in the report , The Internationalization of Indigenous Rights from the Centre for International Governance Innovation. You can access to the report on the CIGI website.
This report summarizes the discussions at the Inuit Nunangat University Workshop, which took place over a day and a half on March 18th and 19th 2015 at the Francophone Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
The purpose of this background paper is to help inform and support the discussions that took place at the March 2015 Inuit Nunangat University Workshop in Iqaluit,to discuss and develop a roadmap for the creation of a university in Inuit Nunangat.
The final report on the project Monitoring Educational and Professional Success Amongst Inuit of Nunavut Who Have Registered in a Postsecondary Program is now available.You can consult it here.
Northern Workshop on Inuit Post-Secondary Education. Workshop help as part of the project "Improving access to university education in the Canadian Arctic: learning from past experiences and listening to Inuit student experiences". Kativik School Board Office, Kuujjuaq, Novembre 23rd, 2011. Prepared by Francis Lévesque. Quebec City: Northern Sustainable Development Chair. 2012.
Pan-Canadian Workshop on Inuit Post-Secondary Education. Workshop help as part of the project "Improving access to university education in the Canadian Arctic: learning from past experiences and listening to Inuit student experiences". Carleton University, Ottawa, March 1st, 2011. Prepared by Marise Lachapelle with Melissa Ruston. Quebec City: Northern Sustainable Development Chair. 2011.
These publications are available in open access.
Rodon, T., Keeling, A., Boutet, J-S., (2021) “Schefferville Revisited: The Rise and Fall (and Rise again) of Iron Mining in Quebec-Labrador”, Extractive Industries and
Therrien, A., Lépy, É., Boutet, J-S.,Bouchard, K. and Keeling, A., (2021) “Place-based education and extractive industries: Lessons from post-graduate courses in Canada and Fennoscandia”, Extractive Industries and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2021.100989
Thériault, S., Bourgeois S. and Boirin-Fargues, Z., (2021) “Indigenous Peoples’ Agency Within and Beyond Rights in the Mining Context: The Case of the Schefferville Region”, Extractive Industries and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2021.100979
Nachet, L., Beckett, C., Sehlin-McNeil, K., (2021) “Framing extractive violence as environmental (in)justice: A cross-perspective from indigenous lands in Canada and Sweden”, Extractive Industries and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2021.100949
Bjørst, L.R., and Rodon, T., (2021) “Progress stories and the contested making of minerals in Greenland and northern Québec”, Extractive Industries and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2021.100941
This report presents the results of a research project on the effects of fly-in/ fly-out on a Quebec departure community. It is part of a broader research initiative led by the Regroupement des femmes de la Côte-Nord ("Regroupement") and the Chair.
This report presents the results of a research project on the social, economic and community impacts of fly-in fly-out commutingfor workers' families and for communities. This research has been conducted by the Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair, in collaboration with the Regroupement des femmes de la Côte-Nord, with the funding of the Société du Plan Nord.
This is the final evaluation report published in March 2019 (french version) presenting the evaluation of the Northern Treasures Initiatives Program, a program put in place by Aboriginal and Northern Affaires Canada.
This chapter, written by Thierry Rodon and Francis Lévesque, discusses the socio-economic impacts of mines in northern communities. It is published in the book Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic.
Two papers of this special issue on «Dealing with Resource Development in Canada's North» are written : «Mining Economies: Inuit Business Development and Employment in the Eastern Subarctic» (p.59-78) and «Impact and Benefit Agreement (IBA) Revenue Allocation Strategies for Indigenous Community Development» (p.9-29)
This report is drawn from Jeanette Carney's master’s thesis “Asbestos Hill: Inuit Experiences with Nunavik’s First Mine”. It explores the history and past and present experiences of Nunavimmiut with Asbestos Hill (1972-1984), the region’s first mine.
This report aims to bring attention to the impacts of past mining exploration on Inuit of Akulivik and Puvirnituq, as well as to create a call to action and ultimately bring the remediation of local abandoned exploration sites. Furthermore, it intends to describe and explain the views of the community of Akulivik with regards to future mineral development in its region.
This report discuss the social impacts examined in the academic and grey literature and the issues surrounding the EA and IBA processes. Furthermore, the researchers analyze the research needs in regards to Northern resource development and aboriginal communities.You can consult the report on the ReSDA Website.
The first newsletter (Winter/Spring 2014) of the Knowledge Network on Environment Impact Assessment and Social Impact of Mining in the Canadian Eastern Arctic and Subarctic is now available here.
Rodon, T. & Therrien, A. 2017. «Quels modèles de développement pour le Québec nordique?» Recherches sociographiques, 58(2), 447–470.
Papillon, M. et T. Rodon. 2017. «Le développement des ressources passe par le consentement des Autochtones». État du Québec 2018. Institut du nouveau-monde
Rodon, T., Jacobsen R. B. & Tesar, C. 2018. «3.3 Socio-economic drivers». In: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region. pp. 83-97. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway
Ackréen, M., Boolsen, M. W., Rodon, T., & Walton, F. 2018, «5. Education». In: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region. pp. 121- 133. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway.
Horowitz, L., A. Keeling, F. Lévesque, T. Rodon, S. Thériault. 2018. «Indigenous peoples’ relationships to large-scale mining in post/colonial contexts: Toward multidisciplinary comparative perspectives.» The Extractive Industries and Society, mai 2018.
Papillon, M. et T. Rodon, T. 2019. «From Consultation to Consent : The Politics of Indigenous Participatory Rights in Canada». In Tomasseli, A. & Wright, C., Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America. Routledge.
Papillon, M. et T. Rodon. 2019. «The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-Driven Approaches to Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent : Lessons from Two Canadian Cases», International Journal on Minority and Group Right.
Rodon, T. 2018. «Institutional Development and Resource Development: the Case of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples», Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue Canadienne D'études du Développement 39 (1). Routledge: 119–136.
Rodon, T. (2014), “The Political Economy of Nunavik and Eeyou Istchee”. Northern Review. 38.
Rodon, Thierry. 2014. “Working Together”: The Dynamics of Multilevel Governance in Nunavut. Arctic Review on Law and Politics, 5(2) : 250–270.
Thierry Rodon. 2008. Les étudiants autochtones à l’Université Laval : enquête sur les besoins et les problématiques. Les cahiers du CIÉRA. 1(1), 2008.
Thierry Rodon and Minnie Grey. 2009. The Long Winding Road towards Self-Government : The Nunavik and Nunatsiavut Experience, in the The Art of the State : Northern Exposure. Institute of Research on Public Policy, Montréal.
Thierry Rodon. 2009. La participation des Autochtones à la gestion du territoire, des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement : entre manipulation et reconnaissance. État du Québec, directed by M. Fahmy. Montréal: Institut du nouveau monde, Édition Fides, 2009.
Thierry Rodon. 2010. La construction des polities du Nunavik et d’Eeyou Istchee: les défis du fédéralisme autochtone, In Les Inuit et les Cris du Nord du Québec: Territoire, gouvernance, société et culture, Jacques-Guy Petit, Yv Bonnier Viger, Pita Aatami, Ashley Iserhoff (eds). Presses de l'Université du Québec and Presses universitaires de Rennes.
Rick Cucciurean, Reid J. and Rodon, T. 2011. Climate Change in Eeyou Istchee: Identification of Impacts and Adaptation Measures for the Cree Hunters, Trappers and Communities. CTA, CRA, JBACE et CBHSSJB
Rodon, Thierry. 2012. « Les Innus de Uashat mak Mani-Utenam et la pêche au saumon de la Moisie : de la confrontation à la cogestion », in Les pêches des Premières Nations dans l’est du Québec. Innus, Malécites et Micmacs, directed by Paul Charest, Thierry Rodon et Camil Girard. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.
Rodon, Thierry, Francis Lévesque and Jonathan Blais. (accepté, 2013). “De Rankin Inlet à Raglan, le développement minier et les communautés inuit”, Études/Inuit/Studies. 37(2). 18p.